Wednesday, January 18, 2017

New Year, New.... DOVE?

Happy New Year everyone! We had our first cell of 2017 last Friday, and we did something in honour of the new year. It may sound cliche, but we came up with our new year's FAITH resolutions!

Keeping up with new year's resolutions are not easy, and starting small is a good first step to reaching your goal. Having a physical item be within sight is always a good reminder, and that's why we decided to fold origami doves as our keepsake, to write our new year's FAITH resolutions on! 

Doves represent a lot in our religion, and one of the meanings include: divine guidance. The dove will be guiding you throughout the year to remind you of your promise to yourself, and hopefully it'll serve as a good way to help improve your faith.

It took us a while to get it down (there were over 30 steps...), but we folded our doves and shared our respective resolutions. Presenting... our family of "resolution doves"! 


So, start with a small resolution today, and conquer bigger things tomorrow. What are your New Year's FAITH resolutions? Let us know! :)

Friday, December 23, 2016

Merry Christmas! QCCC Christmas Cell 2016

Hello! It has been a while! Congratulations to everyone for getting through their exams, and now it's time to relax and enjoy Christmas.

Here are a few snaps from our fun-filled Christmas Cell that took place on the Friday of Week 12!

Look at our food-filled pot-luck! 

These Earl Grey cookies were a hit!

Escargot, our classic QCCC Christmas Cell dish.

After our semester sharing, and our fabulous dinner, we continued onto our next activity: Secret Santa!



Secret Santa was definitely one of the highlights of our night... and we got to Skype in our special guest, Viki!




Apologies for the poor camera quality! However, nothing can mask the happiness that we felt while we celebrated the end of the semester together. :) Thank you to all of our members for joining us every week. We're very happy that we all got to know each other a little better, but most importantly, that we grew in faith as a family. 

Special shout-out to Amanda and Raewyn, our newest members that were exchange students for the semester! It was a pleasure to have you guys join our QCCC fam! We'll miss you guys a lot! Come back to Kingston to visit us sometime. :) 

And with that, QCCC would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year. Come back and join us in 2017... we're going to have a blast. 

Monday, November 28, 2016

Netflix and The Bible


Last Friday, we held our first Netflix viewing night. "The Bible" is a successful miniseries with 10 episodes, that originally premiered on the History Channel. It got great reviews, and as Christmas is coming up, we decided to watch the episode that focused on the birth of Jesus Christ.

"Hope" is the 6th episode of the miniseries, and we got to see what life was like before the birth of Jesus, and precisely what Jesus had to go through. Spoiler alert: it's pretty graphic, and not for the faint of heart, but it's definitely worth a watch. If you guys do catch an episode or the entire series, you should compare this adaptation of the Bible to others available!


After our group discussion on the dramatic episode, a few of us headed out to iTea, one of the many bubble tea shops available downtown. Kingston has come a long way since the opening of Classics Tea Lounge!



This Friday, we're having Christmas Cell at Newman House! It's our annual tradition to celebrate the end of the Fall term and of course, the birth of Jesus (it's never too early to celebrate that!).

Come and join us! We'd love to see you all :)

Thursday, November 10, 2016

QCCC: HOTPOT NIGHT!


Last Friday, we did something that we've never done before at QCCC.... HOTPOT NIGHT! The temperatures have been dropping as December is nearing, so we decided to do a "hotpot potluck" at Newman House!
 Look at the table full of food and our happy QCCC fam!


We had a pot full of different types of meat (including bacon!), various types of noodles, dumplings - the works!




Our first hotpot night was a success and it definitely warmed us up by the end of the night. Definitely join us tomorrow night for a movie and popcorn, at  Room 20B at Stauffer Library! See you then! :)

Thursday, November 3, 2016

All About Them Saints

Last week we hosted a cell featuring many Saints in honour of the celebration of All Saint's Day on November 1st. We hosted a game of Jeopardy that focused on Saints, Miracles, Martyrs and more! 

Look at those scores! We definitely had knowledgeable teams playing, with Team St Thérèse winning the final round of Jeopardy (which required both teams to bet all their points on a single question)!




After the intense game, we relaxed with our snacks, and it was special because these particular snacks represented various Saints. Our members brought in chips to represent Mother Teresa, onion rings that resembled Saintly Halos, Goldfish crackers as St. James' Fish, and so on.



It was definitely a fun and tasty cell to honour some of our favourite Saints. Come join us tomorrow night for our POT-LUCK/HOTPOT NIGHT at 7PM (at our usual spot, Newman House). :)